Dates announced for London Met’s 2022 Summer Shows

Students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design will showcase their talent with a season of summer events. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Private View moved to 22 June due to RMT Strike

Date: Updated 21 June

Dates have been announced for this year's Summer Show season, a series of events highlighting the work by hundreds of graduating students taking place over May and June.

The main exhibition will see graduating students from all disciplines display their work across the school’s Aldgate campus. Leading up to the show is a rich programme of events that reflect the breadth and diversity of the School’s creative output.

From 12 - 19 May, the School's foundation year students will exhibit their work in the Atrium at Goulston Street, with a launch event on the opening day, Thursday 12 May from 5pm to 9pm. In addition, January-start foundation students will exhibit from 25 - 30 July.

Final year Theatre Arts students will showcase their project A Festival of Cause & Effect on 26 - 27 May at Shoreditch Town Hall, plus an early preview on 25 May.

This year’s Graduate Fashion Show, Filth and Finery will take place on Thursday 9 June at 5.30pm in the Wash Houses. It will be one part of a wider week-long Fashion Salon supported by Tower Hamlets Council, which will be open from 8 - 13 June, in the Atrium. The Fashion Salon is a showcase for the Petticoat Tales Project, exhibiting outfits designed by first-year Fashion BA students and photographs by third-year Fashion Photography BA students to our local community and businesses, including Petticoat Lane traders. 

Students from all Art, Architecture and Design courses will then exhibit their work at the main Summer Show from 22 June - 2 July, with a private view on Wednesday 22 June from 5pm to 9pm (PLEASE NOTE, DATE MOVED DUE TO INDUSTRAL ACTION BY RMT). The annual Summer Show private view event is the biggest in the University calendar, regularly attracting 2,000 people on opening night to celebrate the success of our graduating students.

The private view on 22 June will open from 5pm for friends and family, during which there will be presentations of prizes. The show will then be open to all from 6pm onwards. The exhibition areas will be Goulston Street (projects, architecture and visual communication courses), the Wash Houses (3D design subjects), Calcutta House (interiors, visual communication and upholstery courses), and the Annexe (fine art and photography). 

During the show period there will be a variety of other events. On 22 June at 3pm, there will be a workshop at which the final shortlist of new names for the school will be presented and dicussed as part of the renaming project.  The School will invite businesses, practitioners, and gallerists to an employers' and partners’ breakfast on 29 June as an opportunity to speak with graduates about their work. A livery company awards ceremony for upholstery students will also take place on 13 July at 6pm.

And the celebrations will continue into September with the Masters' Show – dates to be announced soon.

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